Keeping it New: Kronos Taps Du Bois for First Under 30 Commission

Alexandra du Bois Imagine you are an undergrad composer just home from a rehearsal, sick and exhausted, and the answering machine light is blinking. The voice that comes over the speaker belongs to Kronos Quartet founder David Harrington offering you a commission. You might think the medicine was getting to you. For Alexandra du Bois, […]

Playing the same old song? Meet the NewMusicJukebox

Need to find a piece for wind quintet written after 1990? Wishing you knew of a new 15-minute chamber suite to round out that perfect program? For those with a need for new music, the ultimate source has arrived on the Internet. Tomorrow…

News In Brief 10/2/02

CISAC 2002 World Congress meets; Gerber commemorates VOA’s 60th anniversary; Carrillo named ACO’s Van Lier Composer Fellow for 2002; Eight composers to participate in the Minnesota Orchestra’ second Composer Institute.

Parlor Music and its Double (With Apologies to Artaud)

“We are part of a harmonized collectivity of consciousness equivalent to a sort of super-consciousness. The earth is not only becoming covered in myriads of grains of thought, but is becoming enclosed in a single thinking envelope, so as to form a single vast grain of thought, the plurality of individual reflections grouping themselves together […]

How do composers use the Web as a creative medium for music? DJ Tamara

Photo Jeff Swisley The capacity for the Web as creative medium is immense. The usefulness to composers is endless. It’s better than blank scorepaper. It is venue, sound source, distributor, collaborator, PR company, living room, toolbox, catalyst, home, canvas, community, clubhouse, sounding board, inspiration, and time-stealer. It is opportunity, freedom, uncharted territory. And it is […]